Wow. Cannot express what an awesome weekend my husband and I just had at Travaasa. It is unlike anywhere we have ever stayed before. The grounds are just beautiful and so, so relaxing! We did the all inclusive and think that it was worth EVERY CENT. We would have spent more if we hadn't have done the all inclusive, we feel that it was a great deal. Our only charges were for our alcohol and we did many activities and spa treatments. It's just nice to have everything paid for upfront and to not have to worry about it while you are trying to relax!
Staff: SUPER friendly, they really do aim to please and are genuine and helpful. Check in was a breeze and our room was ready early.
Rooms: The beds are awesome, and I'm very picky about my bed! Very comfortable and we slept great. We had a trailview room because the canyon rooms were booked- we still had a great view since the rooms are in the woods, but would like to try the canyon room next time. The bathroom was not that great, but very clean and was stocked with supplies. Housekeeping did a wonderful job tidying our room twice a day. The rooms could use a slight facelift but I hear that Travaasa is in the process of doing that. We were so delighted with the rest of the resort that we didn't care about the room. It was very secluded and comfortable so it was fine.
Food: Where do I begin? IT WAS WONDERFUL. I am gluten free and many of the menu items, which change daily, are gf. It was such a nice surprise for me. Everything is organic and fresh with calorie content listed on the menu. They even grow many of their own vegetables and get their eggs from their own chickens. We want to go back just for the food! It really was that good. Compliments to the chef and to Sunny for never letting our water glasses get down halfway!
Activities: You can sign up for them in the welcome center or call the front desk and they will sign you up. Just look online before you arrive so you know somewhat what you want to so and sign up as soon as you get there. Space does fill up but we did everything that we wanted to do and this was never an issue for us- and the resort was completely booked when we were there. Many of the activities are free and you do not have to sign up for them. If you get the all inclusive, you have a $125 pp/day credit that you canuse towards these activities. We did the beer tasting (really cool!), a cooking demo (you get to eat!), and horseback riding- which is up and down some steep hills and is really fun! Once again, the staff at all of these activities was always warm and welcoming- they truly want you to have a great experience and it shows.
Spa: LOVED it. My husband and I both got facials and they were both great. Cat did my facial and it was the best I've ever had. Spa is oh so relaxing, VERY clean, and well appointed. Staff here super friendly as well.
Pool: BEAUTIFUL and refreshing! Great view! Pool chairs are a little uncomfortable but we didn't care! We never had a problem with the food/drink service at the pool and there were always chairs available (and the resort was fully booked). Pina Coladas were to die for.
We really don't have any negatives about this place and can't wait to go back. It was one of the best weekends we have ever had. Everything was so laid back and we felt pampered the entire weekend. I think the people who complain about this place are just spoiled whiny brats! This resort is not pretentious or snotty, so if you are, stay home and don't ruin it for the rest of us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Austin Hill Country only 30 minutes from eclectic downtown Austin, Traavasa Austin is nestled into 210 acres of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. Travaasa Austin boasts 70 guestrooms located within seven lodges interspersed along meandering paths allowing resort guests to soak in the natural habitat of the local Hill Country in a resort campus setting. The resort includes a movement studio, infinity pool, beautifully appointed restaurant and bar with outdoor patio and exhibition kitchen, a tranquil spa and gracious accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travaasa Austin Hotel Austin